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Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht (2002)

Xenosaga Episode I: Chikara he no ishi (original title)
The final race for the ultimate secret of the universe has unwittingly begun. A mysterious and ancient relic dating back to the very beginning of time called the Zohar may be the key. And ... See full summary »


Tetsuya Takahashi


Soraya Saga (event scenario writer), Norihiko Yonesaka (quest scenario writer)

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Credited cast:
Tomohisa Asô Tomohisa Asô ... Additional Voices (voice)
Masashi Ebara Masashi Ebara ... Ziggurat 8 (Ziggy) (voice)
Hisao Egawa Hisao Egawa ... Commander Andrew Cherenkov (voice)
Eriko Fujimaki Eriko Fujimaki ... Captain Lapis Roman (voice)
Eriko Hara Eriko Hara ... Pellegri (voice)
Masato Hirano Masato Hirano ... Captain (voice)
Hiroaki Hirata ... Allen Ridgeley (voice)
Nobuyuki Hiyama ... Wilhelm (voice)
Sôichirô Hoshi Sôichirô Hoshi ... Chaos (voice)
Masaru Ikeda Masaru Ikeda ... Helmer (voice)
Tetsu Inada ... Togashi (voice)
Hideo Ishikawa Hideo Ishikawa ... Kevin Winnicot (voice)
Unshô Ishizuka ... Captain Matthews (voice)
Masumi Kageyama Masumi Kageyama ... Additional Voices (voice)
Hirohiko Kakegawa Hirohiko Kakegawa ... Vector Director (voice)


The final race for the ultimate secret of the universe has unwittingly begun. A mysterious and ancient relic dating back to the very beginning of time called the Zohar may be the key. And for some unknown reasons an aggressive and dangerous species called the Gnosis attacks humankind viciously and often. Written by Anonymous

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Thousands of years into the future, man exists only in deep space.


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English | Japanese

Release Date:

25 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Xenosaga See more »

Company Credits

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Monolith Soft,Namco See more »
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Did You Know?


The names of Jr.'s assistants Mary and Shelley are an obvious reference to Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein. See more »


Albedo: Taste my flames of hell!
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Alternate Versions

Citing a "desire to be sensitive to those who are concerned with violence against children", the scene in the original Japanese version, where Albedo holds young MOMO in his lap and reaches into her abdomen thrusting his arm into her body was, changed for the American release in which his hand hovers above her head. See more »


References Blade Runner (1982) See more »


Written by Tetsuya Takahashi
Japanese to Latin Translation by Ukon Kurisawa
Performed by Metro Voices
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A huge disappointment.
13 November 2005 | by daos_kannarSee all my reviews

The biggest problem with this RPG is the fact that it plays more like a movie than a game. One second you are watching a conversation between Allen and Shion, and then the "cinimatic" stops. Than you need to move into the next room, and lo and behold! Another "cinimatic!" Though some parts of the story tend to be quite interesting, it just does not live up to the majesty of Square Softs, Xenogears (Xenosaga is the prequel who's rights were sold to Namco.) Though you don't need to play Xenogears to enjoy Xenosaga, it is still recommended to delve into this classic Playstation RPG. The battle system is decent, and the boost system does make it very interesting, but it's biggest flaw happens to not be with the game-play, but rather the soundtrack. Boss battle or not, the music is always the same (excluding Albedo, who is just to cool to have generic music). Trust me, it will drive you crazy. You may enjoy the game, you may not. This is just my opinion.

Personally, I think the RPG realm has been in a great decline ever since Squre and Enix combined, considering they used to be big competitors, it gave them a reason to make games, but considering that there isn't a real challenge anymore, they can do whatever they want.

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